My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Festival Center Inc, Washington, DC, USA
The Festival Center is a place of learning, activity, and service to the community, especially to the poor. I have been attending classes at the School of Servant Leadership there since it opened its doors in 1990. My small church meets there every Monday night. The Board members and teachers serve without pay. The staff views their jobs as a "calling".
The classes I've taken have enriched my life. They have opened my eyes to the needs of a suffering world. As a result I have served on boards of other charities, such as Joseph's House (a hospice for homeless men with AIDS and cancer) and The Family Place (a drop-in center for [mostly] Latino immigrants with young children.
In classes and in various projects I made friends who are different from myself in race, language, and economic status. This has opened my heart to want to become a "servant leader" myself.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
find a way to help the Board create a more unified vision of future mission. I would also work harder at fundraising.